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Mark Martin's Ford Dealership and Museum, Batesville, AR.

Last night as I finished my blog and tucked it away on-line and went to bed I thought my day was over. But at least an hour later we got a phone call from our second son from Sparks, Nevada. "Do you guys know where you are?" he shouted excitedly into the phone. Judy was puzzled and so was I. "That’s the hometown of my favorite NASCAR driver, Mark Martin!" he exclaimed, "And he has a museum there in town. You’ve just gotta go see it!" Well, he said more than that, but for the sake of this blog that’s the jist.

So this morning after a nice cold breakfast at the hotel we backtracked about two miles to the big Ford dealership and Museum. If I hadn’t, I’m afraid my son probably would never speak to me again. I’m not near the NASCAR fan that he is, but I know Mark Martin and have liked him for many years.

This was the highlight of our day. There were many of the cars he had driven, firesuits he had worn, helmets, and of course trophies he had won, along with many items you could buy as souvenirs. Now many museums do not allow you to photograph inside, but this one was different and I did my best to get good shots of every car there. So Dan, I plan on putting up some now and more when I get home.

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Mark Martins Ford Dealership and …
Mark Martin's Ford Dealership and…
This car sat out in front.
This car sat out in front.
Inside the door, the receptionist …
Inside the door, the receptionist…
His racing suits lined the walls o…
His racing suits lined the walls …
And some down low.
And some down low.
Lots of different suits.
Lots of different suits.
Because of all the sponsors he has…
Because of all the sponsors he ha…
Each sponsor means a new racing su…
Each sponsor means a new racing s…
And he has had a long career.
And he has had a long career.
There were miniature models of his…
There were miniature models of hi…
Several shelves full.
Several shelves full.
And I would have loved having all …
And I would have loved having all…
Some dated back a few years.
Some dated back a few years.
And the full sized cars were there…
And the full sized cars were ther…
Some with famous sponsors.
Some with famous sponsors.
Some were good to the last drop.
Some were good to the last drop.
And trophys. Dont get me started …
And trophys. Don't get me started…
But mainly cars.
But mainly cars.
I didnt remember this one.
I didn't remember this one.
And we got our picture with Mark.
And we got our picture with Mark.
An even closer shot.
An even closer shot.
More trophys
More trophys
And more trophys.
And more trophys.
And even more trophys.
And even more trophys.
And tee shirts.
And tee shirts.
Hats, jackets, license plate frame…
Hats, jackets, license plate fram…
And out in the front showroom was …
And out in the front showroom was…
We just couldnt get in it.
We just couldn't get in it.
Not that I would fit.
Not that I would fit.
A a truck from that series.
A a truck from that series.
And a special Rousch Mustang
And a special Rousch Mustang
Presented to Mark by Jack Rousch.
Presented to Mark by Jack Rousch.
Pretty Sweet
Pretty Sweet
Ultra sweet
Ultra sweet
Even one of Marks first rides.
Even one of Marks first rides.
We even got a picture of this bill…
We even got a picture of this bil…
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